Realize Bradenton brings people together for shared experiences.
In addition to in-person events, we strive to inform and inspire our communities with stories that help us stay engaged and optimistic. We believe that optimism creates bridges and widens our lens of what is possible.
The “Some Good News” articles, photos, and videos will offer stories that are forward-looking and solutions-focused.
The website encourages residents and visitors to explore local history, public art, and to find authentic places to eat, shop, see, stay, and play in downtown Bradenton.Read More
Realize Bradenton is pleased to share new officers and thank volunteer board members for their service.Read More
This Good News Story written by Jamey Hitchcock is a Realize Bradenton production funded by the Knight Donor Advised Fund at the Manatee Community Foundation. It’s all bricks-and-mortar store fronts as one takes a stroll through downtown Bradenton. People gravitate toward Old Main Street, which is lined with bars and restaurants, new and old alike. […]Read More